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Weighting for success

A year on since the introduction of weighted voting rights in Hong Kong, experts debate whether the stock structure really makes the city a more attractive listing hub, Nicky Burridge reports. Smartphone maker Xiaomi Corporation raised HK$42.6 billion through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) in July last year.… Read More Weighting for success

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One China, two stock connects

Since launching in 2014, Stock Connect has helped bolster Hong Kong’s role in connecting the Mainland with the rest of the world. Nicky Burridge finds out how else the cross-border access scheme has impacted Hong Kong, how investors have benefited, and what the current issues are. More than US$60 billion of foreign money is expected… Read More One China, two stock connects

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Ditch hedge funds and go passive

By Ben Hurley Warren Buffett says his winning 10-year bet on a simple index proves investment returns delivered by active investment experts don’t justify their fees. For most of the 21st century, active investment managers have been losing market share in retail investment to cheaper, index-tracking passive managers. The active managers have been under pressure… Read More Ditch hedge funds and go passive

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Made for China

With Mainland China continuing to open up to foreign companies, Nicky Burridge finds out the challenges they face to achieve business success in the world’s second-largest economy. Global insurance broker Willis Towers Watson recently announced it had become the first fully licensed foreign broker to be allowed to transact all types of insurance business in… Read More Made for China

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Finding true value

By Nicky Burridge Earlier this year, the Securities and Futures Commission issued a guidance note after being increasingly concerned that some listed companies are acquiring assets at unreasonably high prices or selling assets that are undervalued. CPAs explain to Nicky Burridge the challenges in business valuation. A Hong Kong-listed company managed to lose HK$125 million… Read More Finding true value

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Maintaining Hong Kong’s listing stampede

By Jemelyn Yadao Hong Kong overtook New York, London and Shanghai as the world’s top IPO market in 2015. However, with potential challenges ahead, including reform initiatives that are expected to be implemented this year, Jemelyn Yadao looks at whether the city can retain its crown. Braving turbulent global stock markets, Chinese property developer Ronshine… Read More Maintaining Hong Kong’s listing stampede